We offer a varied and extensive programme for children and families.
Fun for all ages is guaranteed at Schönbrunn Palace – whether you visit the Children’s Museum, celebrate a child’s birthday, enjoy a special guided tour for children through the State Rooms or explore the Maze with the Labyrinth and Labyrinthikon Playground.
Information about dates, prices and times, etc., of our programme for children and schools at Schönbrunn Palace and the Schönbrunn Children’s Museum can be found on our Kaiserkinder website.
Children’s Museum Schönbrunn Palace
Have you ever dreamed of dressing up as a prince or princess from long ago and pretending to live in a palace like they did?
In the Children’s Museum Schönbrunn Palace there are so many interesting things to discover about the everyday life of the children in the imperial family.
How did they dress? How was the imperial table set? What about hygiene?
Find out the difference between imperial children and children from ordinary families by using our time wheel. You can play with toys that were used in those days, learn the fascinating secret language of fans, and set the table for an imperial dinner!
If you go on a guided tour you can discover a lot of interesting and fun facts from the past: What sort of foods were people familiar with during imperial times? How old is the palace, and was it always this big?
And afterwards you get the chance to dress up as a prince or princess.
Another unforgettable experience is the children’s birthday party in Schönbrunn Palace. All the children wear fancy dress, and the birthday girl or boy gets to dress up as Empress Elisabeth or Emperor Franz Joseph. Afterwards the children are taken on a tour of the imperial couple’s residential apartments in Schönbrunn, where they can discover a whole lot more about the life of Sisi and Franz Joseph.
Maze, Labyrinth & Labyrinthikon Playground in Schönbrunn Palace Park
Find your way through the Baroque maze in Schönbrunn Palace Park!
Find your way through the Baroque maze in Schönbrunn Palace Park! The maze was designed around 1720, but by 1892 it had gradually been removed. It was not until 9 September 1999 that the new maze, based on historical models and covering an area of 1,715 m², was finally re-opened. There is a viewing platform at the centre of the maze and two energising harmony stones activated by feng shui masters Jes and Julie Lim. It is alleged that if you place your hands on the stones it strengthens the flow of energy and enhances inner harmony.
Reconstructed on the basis of historical plans, today the Labyrinth is an exciting invitation to a journey full of discoveries.
Over a total area of 2,700 m² there are fun and games for all ages waiting to be tried out. For instance, you can explore different types of labyrinth with your fingers, or master simple hopping games. You can distort your reflection from all sides in a giant kaleidoscope. Athletic types can shin up a pole and ring the bell at the top. A maths puzzle awaits those looking for a mental challenge: numbers on the flagstones tell you the number of steps you’re allowed to take, and you have to end up exactly in the middle of the game. But there are also more difficult variants for you to try!
The Labyrinth is a place for play and recreation – fun for visitors of all ages.
The Labyrinthikon Playground
Designed by playground design expert Günter Beltzig, the Labyrinthikon is one of the unique highlights of a visit to the park at Schönbrunn.
A playground for experimenting and romping around – for children and the young-at-heart!
Children and School Groups in Schönbrunn Palace
We offer an extensive programme for children from pre-schoolers to pupils in higher grades. There are guided tours and workshops on selected themes illuminating the life of the imperial family in the palace for nearly all age groups at the Children’s Museum, as well as guided tours of the State Rooms for school classes. A visit to the Maze forms the entertaining finale to a fascinating educational excursion at Austria’s most frequently visited sightseeing attraction.
You’ll find all the information including the various attractions with age recommendations, dates, prices, times and bookings on our Kaiserkinder website: